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With a growing number of imports from China facing tariffs, some companies are trying to avoid those costs by falsely labeling Chinese products as manufactured elsewhere. YinYang/Getty Images hide caption

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A Mysterious Pencil Factory Sharpens Focus On Tariff Scams

With more imports from China facing tariffs, some companies are trying to avoid the taxes by falsely labeling Chinese products as made elsewhere. One case traces to a dusty factory in the Philippines.

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A Mysterious Pencil Factory Sharpens Focus On Tariff Scams

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North Carolina-born landscape architect Walter Hood has reimagined street corners and town squares across America. Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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MacArthur Fellow Walter Hood Revitalizes Neglected Urban Spaces

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Kelly Lytle Hernández is a historian and professor at UCLA and newly named MacArthur Fellow. Her work focuses on the U.S. history of mass incarceration and immigrant detention. Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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Rebel Historian Who Reframes History Receives MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

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Trump Asked Ukrainian President To Investigate Biden; DOJ Says No Charges

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Sister Rosetta Tharpe, circa 1950. In 1951, she got married in a baseball stadium and performed a concert in front of thousands of fans. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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'The Most Elaborate Wedding Ever Staged': Rosetta Tharpe At Griffith Stadium

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President Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday in New York, where they were attending the U.N. General Assembly meeting. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Pentagon Letter Undercuts Trump Assertion On Delaying Aid To Ukraine Over Corruption

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